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BondCast: For Your Ears Only: Diamonds Are Forever

We wrap up our deep dive into Diamonds Are Forever by shining the spotlight on the soundtrack composed by John Barry and the memorable title track sung by Shirley Bassey. Join Laird Malamed and Jimmy Mac for a close examination of the music from the 7th Bond film from EON Productions and the final for Sean Connery. 

Direct download: BondCast_FYEO_007_Diamonds.mp3
Category:BondCast -- posted at: 9:15pm CST

BondCast: Diamonds Are Forever Pt 2

BondCast is back with the second part of our "Diamonds Are Forever" discussion. This time, we talk about the henchmen Mr. Wint & Mr. Kidd, the alluring Tiffany Case and the big Blofeld himself. Plus, SPECTRE talk and more. 

Direct download: BondCast_015_DiamondsAreForeverPt2.mp3
Category:BondCast -- posted at: 1:27pm CST

BondCast: Diamonds Are Forever Part I

1971's Diamonds Are Forever takes James Bond and the action to Las Vegas in an attempt to foil a jewel smuggling ring.  The first 007 film of the seventies features Sean Connery's return to the role of Bond and yet another actor as Blofeld (Charles Gray). And who could forget Diamond's Bond Girls Jill St. John and Lana Wood. Join Jason Swank, Jimmy Mac, and Jonathan Wilkins as they discuss what makes Diamonds dull and what makes it sparkle. 

Direct download: BondCast_014_DiamondsAreForeverPt1.mp3
Category:BondCast -- posted at: 2:25pm CST

Bondcast: For Your Ears Only: On Her Majesty's Secret Service

We've analyzed the film, now it's time to get into the music as BondCast bring you the latest edition of For Your Ears Only.  Blofeld is back as Bond hits the slopes in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" and Laird Malamed joins Jimmy Mac to discuss the accompanying soundtrack. From Louis Armstrong to Nina to John Barry, we discuss the talent behind this memorable 007  soundtrack in one of our most in-depth shows yet!

Direct download: BondCast_FYEO_006_OHMSS.mp3
Category:BondCast -- posted at: 3:27pm CST

BondCast: On Her Majesty's Secret Service: Part 2

BondCast is back for more discussion about George Lazenby's take on 007 in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service".  We are talking about some of the major plot points from the film including the romance between James and Tracy, Bloifeld's evil plot, and the growing influence of SPECTRE.  And of course, we nitpick just about everything about the movie that you can think of, including music, production, acting and action sequences. Join us for our unique brand of James Bond Commentary and conversation this month on BondCast.

Direct download: BondCast_013_OHMMS_pt002.mp3
Category:BondCast -- posted at: 3:56pm CST

BondCast: On Her Majesty's Secret Service: Part One

 BondCast is back for a close-up look at the sixth 007 film On Her Majesty's Secret Service. It's a time of transition for Bond fans as Sean Connery relinquishes his signature role to unknown Australian model George Lazenby. We share our thoughts, appreciation and trepidation for Lazenby as he has huge shoes to fill and we discuss his impact on the franchise in his one-and-done appearance.  It's opinions, theories, and a few laughs along the way as we open the dossier for On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

Direct download: BondCast_012_OHMMS_pt001.mp3
Category:BondCast -- posted at: 11:35pm CST

BondCast: For Your Ears Only: You Only Live Twice

Laird Malamed and Jimmy Mac are back with BondCast's latest edition of For Your Ears Only. This time around Laird and Jimmy are talking about the fifth entry into the EON Productions 007 canon, 1967's You Only Live Twice. Hear highlights from the John Barry composed soundtrack along with analysis of Tina Sinatra's memorable title track. And of course, we can count on Laird to provide us with Top Secret information & trivia about the production of the soundtrack and much more!

Direct download: BondCast_FYEO_5.mp3
Category:BondCast -- posted at: 5:28pm CST

BondCast is back with our second part of our discussion about Sean Connery's You Only Live Twice. We discuss the iconic villain Blofeld, his amazing volcano headquarters, and more! Join Jason, Jimmy and Jonathon for this look back at the fifth 007 film, 1967s You Only Live Twice here on BondCast!

Direct download: BondCast_011_YOLTPt2.mp3
Category:BondCast -- posted at: 3:11pm CST

James Bond travels to Japan as Sean Connery returns as the famous 007 in You Only Live Twice. Released in 1967, this is the fifth Bond film produced by EON Productions. Join us as we discuss the impact of Japanese culture on the series as well as the history, plot, and characters of the film. From it's exotic locales, place in Bond "continuity", and even sumo wrestlers, we give you the "best duck".  So, kick back and enjoy your first civilized bath as BondCast presents our take on You Only Live Twice.

Direct download: BondCast_010_YOLTPt1.mp3
Category:BondCast -- posted at: 2:58pm CST

BondCast #9: Thunderball Part Two

Join us for the second part of our conversation about 1965's 007 epic Thunderball.  We continue to discuss our theories and opinions on Domino, Largo, and James Bond himself.  Plus, background on the messy court battles surrounding the making and release of Thunderball and producer Kevin McClory, and who is Kutzy anyway?  All this and more with Jason, Jimmy & Jonathan this month on BondCast! 

Direct download: BondCast_009_ThunderballPt2.mp3
Category:BondCast -- posted at: 12:11pm CST